lori postma

14 Flips | 5 Magazines | 3 Following | 1 Follower | @lorijp | Keep up with lori postma on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “lori postma”

12 Words and Phrases that were Popularized in the Funny Pages

Once upon a time, newspaper comic strips were as influential in molding American pop culture (and the way we spoke) as television and social media …

10 Latin Phrases People Pretend to Understand

<b>By Kevin Fleming</b><p>Whether you're deciphering a cryptic state seal or trying to impress your Catholic in-laws, knowing some Latin has its advantages. …

How 10 Colors Got Their Names

<b>By Onna Nelson, University of California, Santa Barbara</b><p>1. English red<p>The Proto-Indo-European (PIE) word for red, <i>reudh</i>, remained largely unchanged for …

The Alphabet of Happiness: 'M'

You can choose to tap into your "inner coach," who encourages you to keep on going. The "inner coach" also known as the "growth mindset" reminds you that even if you face obstacles, you will inevitably get better with practice.<p>The word happiness means many things to different people. Some would …

Faceted Classification

Joshua Tree’s Hypnotically Reflective Desert Shack

<i>Lucid Stead</i> is an architectural installation by artist Phillip K. Smith III that takes an existing structure in the deserts of Joshua Tree, California and revitalizes it with mirrors, LED lights, and custom built technology to accentuate the beauty of the bare landscape. Aptly referred to as an …

Point This Magical Scanner At Your Food And It Will Count The Calories

By Ariel Schwartz3 minute Read<p>Today there are wearable trackers available for just about every move you make and step you take. Almost. If there’s a …

Google Glass

Fit For Me By ModCloth Makes Shopping Online Less Risky

We've all been there. You find something you love on an e-commerce site, and it arrives in a different shade than expected or the fit runs two sizes too small. Luckily, ModCloth has come up with the perfect solution: They're asking you how it fits first.<p>Fit For Me, a new app by ModCloth, helps …

October's Notable iOS App Releases

We’re back with our monthly retrospective look at some of the more notable iOS apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>So without further ado, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>Moment.us<p>What is the right music to listen to on a rainy Wednesday afternoon in London or Chicago? Open the …

Square considers going public next year, says report

Mobile payments company Square may go public next year, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.<p>The company has been in discussions with banks, including Goldman Sachs Group and Morgan Stanley, about holding a 2014 initial public offering, a "person familiar with the matter" told the Journal. …

Why Has the First Medical Tricorder Come from Scanadu?

At the Dublin Web Summit last week, I met Sam de Brouwer, co-founder of one of the most interesting startups of the past couple of years, Scanadu.<p>Following its successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, Scanadu’s Scout tricorder is set to go to market in March 2014. The aim is to get one of …

Have Bitcoin To Burn? Next Stop Could Be The Farm

For food producers who sell directly to consumers, credit cards are both a blessing and a curse.<p>They're a way to do business with cashless customers, but 3 percent of every credit card sale is usually charged to the farmer as a transaction fee. That adds up in a high-volume, low-profit business …

Inside Coin's techie vision for the all-in-one credit card

In a compact San Francisco office suite equipped with soldering stations and swipe-testing machines, Coin's team of seven has been working furiously to perfect the final prototype of an unlimited credit card. No, not one that will let you charge with abandon. Rather, a device as slim as a standard …

Forget Small, Medium, And Large: This Shirt Comes In 50 Sizes

Realizing flaws in the existing sizing system, Stantt used 3-D body scans of more than 1,000 men to create a line of casual shirts that fit like they’re tailored.<p>When sizing garments, most companies divide people into three broad categories: small, medium, and large. But a quick look around reveals …

Web service goes where car shoppers dread to tread

A web start-up wants test drives to have something in common with pizza, groceries, flowers, singing telegrams and packages from Amazon: home delivery.<p>With this better-mousetrap sales approach, Tred.com takes direct aim at eliminating three primary consumer pain points: high-pressure sales tactics, …

eCommerce